Reed: Nursing Homes Could See Negative Impact Of Testing Mandates Long Term

first_imgPhoto: PixabayCORNING – Congressman Tom Reed is continuing to beat the drum on the struggles that nursing homes throughout the district are facing as a result of various mandates issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office during the COVID-19 pandemic. WNYNewsNow asked Reed during his weekly media conference to expand on his thoughts regarding the fiscal difficulties these nursing homes will face. Reed says the mandates could affect the organizations in the long term.“Right now, we are not seeing immediate closures such as in the next few days,” Reed said. “But this can not go unattended.”Reed said during his conference that he would be meeting Thursday with nursing home administrators throughout the district to discuss how to move forward through the pandemic. “That’s (mandates) one of the reasons why we are calling the stakeholders meeting together, is to raise awareness of this and say this has to be answered,” Reed said. “Who is going to pick up these costs? Who’s going to assist with these mandates? Who is going to take care of the state employees?”Reed says he was made aware that the union representing state employees wrote a letter Wednesday stating the state union healthcare would not be picking up the testing of state employees should the Governor’s office issue an order mandating state employees be tested for the COVID-19 virus.WNYNewsNow will continue to cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, putting facts over fear.  Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),This nazi is just goose stepping for his party, he does not represent NY he represents Fox newslast_img read more

West Coast Markets Not Friendly to Affordability

first_img 2019 Housing Market Affordability california Trulia 2019-05-23 Mike Albanese West Coast Markets Not Friendly to Affordability A new report by Trulia found that there is at least one ZIP code in each of the country’s 50 largest markets where more than half of the homes are considered affordable to a buyer earning an average income.  The report, however, does outline extremes in the marketplace, as 261 of the more than 8,000 ZIP codes examined had homes that were “completely out of reach for the typical income earner.”To assemble the data, Trulia took the value of homes as of April 2019 in the largest 50 metro areas and calculated the share affordable in each ZIP code to a would-be buyer who earns the local median income. Homes were considered affordable if 30% or less of the metro’s median monthly income was required to afford a mortgage payment and other expenses, including property taxes, on that home.Trulia added that there are 604 ZIP codes across the nation where all homes are considered affordable.The west coast was home to five of the seven priciest metros—San Francisco; San Jose, California; Los Angeles; San Diego, California; and Portland, Oregon. Florida metros Miami and Tampa Bay were also included.With a median home value of $590,700 and a median income of $75,110, only 8% of the ZIP codes in San Diego had 100% of homes that could be considered affordable. New York, New York was a close second, with just 9.3% of ZIP codes had homes all could deem affordable.When it comes to affordability, Trulia found that 22.5% of all ZIP codes in Pittsburgh had 100% of homes that were affordable. Columbus, Ohio (19.1%), and St. Louis (18.2%) followed.Living near a large metro is considered less affordable in some markets, according to the report. Trulia states that homes determined to affordable in ZIP codes within 30 miles of a downtown area is, on average, 14% lower than those farther from downtown.“A location closer to the center of the city tends to fetch a premium since that often means lower commuting costs (in both time and money), and land values tend to be higher closer to a given metro’s center of gravity,” the report states. in Daily Dose, Featured, Newscenter_img May 23, 2019 564 Views Sharelast_img read more